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CuriosityStream Inc., acquired One Day University

synopsis: CuriosityStream Inc., the leading global factual streaming service and media company, announced that it has acquired One Day University, which provides access to more than 500 engaging talks and lectures from the best professors at more than 150 colleges and universities in the United States.
buyer: CuriosityStream Inc. (CURI:$39.62)
CuriosityStream is a leading global independent factual media company. Their documentary series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to the secret life of pets, empowering viewers of all ages to fuel their passions and explore new ones. "
target: One Day University
One Day University provides access to more than 500 engaging talks and lectures from the best professors at more than 150 colleges and universities in the United States. One Day University brings together nearly 200 of the greatest professors from the world's top schools.
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closed 9/16/2015 via Market Wire

Kira Talent, acquired LikeLive

synopsis: Kira Talent, the company behind Kira Academic, the video-based talent assessment platform designed for university and college admissions, announces that video interviewing service, LikeLive, will become a part of Kira Talent.
buyer: Kira Talent
Kira Talent is the company behind Kira Academic, the video-based talent assessment platform designed for university and college admissions. Kira is a talent assessment platform that adds an interactive video and written assessment into a school's existing admissions application. "
target parent: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
target: LikeLive
LikeLive is a cutting-edge, user-friendly platform created for college and job applicants to post video interviews. The LikeLive platform is private and secure. Working with top universities, career centers and corporations, LikeLive is the global leader in online interviews worldwide.
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closed 4/8/2015 via PR Newswire

Unigo, LLC, acquired PrepTalk

synopsis: Unigo Group announces the firm has completed the acquisition of PrepTalk, an education-technology start-up that is creating a virtual platform to connect high school students, parents, and guidance counselors to colleges via live, virtual events.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is an online business matching students with colleges, scholarships, internships, student loans, majors and careers. Unigo’s consumer site provides personalized matches with 6,500 colleges, 700,000 college reviews, 3.6 million scholarships, 90,000 internships and 3.3 million study materials. "
target: PrepTalk
PrepTalk is an education-technology start-up that is creating a virtual platform to connect high school students, parents, and guidance counselors to colleges via live, virtual events.
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closed 2/1/2012 via PR Newswire

Educational Testing Service, Inc., acquired MyCollegei

synopsis: Educational Testing Service, the world's leading measurement and research organization, has acquired mycollegei, a cutting-edge, user-friendly video interviewing platform created to assist colleges, universities, and corporations in more effectively managing their application process.
buyer: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. "
target: MyCollegei
mycollegei is a cutting-edge, user-friendly video interviewing platform created to assist colleges, universities, and corporations in more effectively managing their application process. The platform allows admission officials and corporate recruiters to view candidates more holistically.
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closed 8/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired CourseRank LLC

synopsis: Chegg.com, the number one online textbook rental company, announced that it has acquired CourseRank, the website that provides college students an easy and convenient way to create and share their course schedule, take classes with their friends, read and write reviews on classes and professors as well as find out how professors grade.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: CourseRank LLC
CourseRank's scheduling, planning and course review system guides students by arranging relevant course information in an easily accessible display where they can track their progress towards the goal of graduation, mapping courses taken, and grades received.
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closed 12/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Cramster, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, the number one online textbook rental company, announced that it has acquired Pasadena-based Cramster, the leading social platform providing online homework help. The new service adds to Chegg's popular textbook rental and new course planning services.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: Cramster, Inc.
Cramster.com brings together students, educators and subject enthusiasts in an online study community. With around-the-clock expert help and a community of over 100,000 knowledgeable members, you can find the help you need, whenever you need it.
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closed 4/15/2010 via PE Hub

Primera Capital, purchased a minority stake in Cramster, Inc.

synopsis: Cramster.com, the leading provider of online homework help for college and high school students, announced that it has secured $6M in Series B financing led by Primera Capital. Primera Managing Partner Ori Sasson joins the Cramster board. More than one million students have used Cramster to get unstuck on homework problems.
buyer: Primera Capital
Primera Capital was founded to help entrepreneurs build successful companies. Primera's primary objective is to use our experience and knowledge about marketing and technology to provide the companies in our portfolio with the tools they need to succeed. "
target: Cramster, Inc.
Cramster.com brings together students, educators and subject enthusiasts in an online study community. With around-the-clock expert help and a community of over 100,000 knowledgeable members, you can find the help you need, whenever you need it.
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closed 7/1/2013 via Market Wire

Pearson plc, acquired Virtual Nerd, LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, providing educational materials and services and business information through the Financial Times Group, acquired Virtual Nerd. The Virtual Nerd collection of free, online, video tutorials supports 21st Century learning by delivering personalized content to students.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. "
target: Virtual Nerd, LLC
Virtual Nerd is a unique, online resource offering students real help in math and science. Students get the essential benefits of private tutoring and access to over a thousand interactive step-by-step video tutorials presented in their patent-pending Dynamic Whiteboard™.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired Education.com Inc.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 8 million students, has acquired Education.com, the leading online education destination serving more than 23 million teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. Education.com offers more than 30,000 digital and printable learning resources for pre-K to 5th grade.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 60 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target: Education.com Inc.
Education.com is a leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. The company's early learning platform was designed to be tailored to every child's unique interests and needs and can be accessed across a variety of digital platforms.
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closed 12/8/2015 via PR Newswire

KnowledgeShares.Org, Muirlands Capital LLC, Prudential Capital Group, acquired EducationDynamics, LLC

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a NY based private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, EducationDynamics (EDDY), was sold to an investor group led by Muirlands Capital, KnowledgeShares and Prudential Capital Group. EDDY is one of the market leaders in helping higher education institutions find and enroll the highest quality student prospects.
buyer: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: KnowledgeShares.Org
buyer: Prudential Capital Group
Muirlands Capital is a lower middle market private equity firm. KnowledgeShares partners with leading organizations in higher education to invest financial and human capital. Prudential Capital Group is a leading provider of private debt, mezzanine and equity securities to companies worldwide. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company, helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites make them the premier provider of prospective students for colleges and universities.
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closed 12/6/2012 via PR Web

College Loan Corporation, acquired Edvisors Network, Inc.

synopsis: Edvisors, a leading provider of educational resources, announced it has been acquired by College Loan Corporation. Edvisors is a leading student marketing company providing a portfolio of education resources, college loan products, and college-related information and services through a network of websites, blogs and forums.
buyer: College Loan Corporation
College Loan Corporation, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is a top 10 student loan company, managing student loan assets. By offering innovative loan products and first-class customer service, the Company helps families achieve their higher education goals. "
target: Edvisors Network, Inc.
Edvisors, a global leader in higher education marketing and college financial aid, provides a richer, more fulfilling education experience to students, educators and parents worldwide.
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closed 5/27/2021 via PR Newswire

Public Consulting Group, Inc., acquired TeachersConnect

synopsis: Public Consulting Group has purchased TeachersConnect, an in-person and online network that gives new K-12 teachers a safe place to ask their most urgent questions and get answers from a trusted network of peers, mentors, and experts who understand the classroom challenges.
buyer: Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector management consulting and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. "
target: TeachersConnect
TeachersConnect is an in-person and online network that gives new K-12 teachers a safe place to ask their most urgent questions and get answers from a trusted network of peers, mentors, and experts who understand the classroom challenges.
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closed 6/14/2016 via Market Wire

Brainly, acquired OpenStudy

synopsis: Brainly, the world's largest social learning community for students, announced that it has acquired the U.S.'s leading peer-to-peer study help platform, OpenStudy. OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics.
buyer: Brainly
Brainly is the place to learn, for students, by students. The world's largest social learning community, Brainly.com and the Brainly app bring high school and middle school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding. "
target: OpenStudy
OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics. OpenStudy is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Raise.me

synopsis: CampusLogic, the category leader in student financial success, has acquired RaiseMe, a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low-income and first-generation students. RaiseMe empowers every student to build their path to and through college by delivering a student-centric platform for college discovery.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic helps schools change lives by delivering the first—and only—Student Financial Success platform that incorporates complete scholarship management, net price calculators, personalized digital communications, simplified financial aid verification, multilingual virtual advising, and more. "
target: Raise.me
RaiseMe empowers every student to build their path to and through college by delivering a student-centric platform for college discovery and scholarship attainment. Students receive the motivation and guidance to be successful in their pursuit of a college degree.
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closed 9/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Zinch Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, the social education platform, announced it has acquired Zinch, expanding its social education platform into high schools. Zinch, founded in 2007, connects prospective college and graduate students to scholarships, admissions officers and other students who have been through the same process.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target: Zinch Inc.
Zinch is the social utility matching students with opportunities: colleges, scholarships, study abroad programs, and graduate schools. At Zinch.com, 3.5 million students worldwide have created 'professional' profiles to showcase themselves as more than test scores.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BusinessWire

CuriosityStream Inc., acquired One Day University

synopsis: CuriosityStream Inc., the leading global factual streaming service and media company, announced that it has acquired One Day University, which provides access to more than 500 engaging talks and lectures from the best professors at more than 150 colleges and universities in the United States.
buyer: CuriosityStream Inc. (CURI:$39.62)
CuriosityStream is a leading global independent factual media company. Their documentary series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to the secret life of pets, empowering viewers of all ages to fuel their passions and explore new ones. "
target: One Day University
One Day University provides access to more than 500 engaging talks and lectures from the best professors at more than 150 colleges and universities in the United States. One Day University brings together nearly 200 of the greatest professors from the world's top schools.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BusinessWire

CuriosityStream Inc., acquired One Day University

synopsis: CuriosityStream Inc., the leading global factual streaming service and media company, announced that it has acquired One Day University, which provides access to more than 500 engaging talks and lectures from the best professors at more than 150 colleges and universities in the United States.
buyer: CuriosityStream Inc. (CURI:$39.62)
CuriosityStream is a leading global independent factual media company. Their documentary series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to the secret life of pets, empowering viewers of all ages to fuel their passions and explore new ones. "
target: One Day University
One Day University provides access to more than 500 engaging talks and lectures from the best professors at more than 150 colleges and universities in the United States. One Day University brings together nearly 200 of the greatest professors from the world's top schools.
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closed 1/3/2018 via Berkery

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Qello Concerts

synopsis: Stingray announced that it has acquired the assets of New-York based Qello Concerts, the world's leading over-the-top (OTT) streaming service for full-length, on-demand concerts and music documentaries - reaching users in more than 160 countries.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$199.89)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: Qello Concerts
Qello Concerts is the world's leading over-the-top (OTT) streaming service for full-length, on-demand concerts and music documentaries - reaching users in more than 160 countries.
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closed 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Instamojo, acquired Showman

synopsis: Instamojo, India's largest on-demand payments platform for SMEs, has acqui-hired Showman, a virtual movie theatre in India. Showman provides people with the ability to watch the latest movies on their own time. Their platform allows users to buy tickets for newly released movies and watch them on their own device from the comfort their home.
buyer: Instamojo
Instamojo is India's largest on-demand payments platform for SMEs. Instamojo offers a multi-channel payment gateway solution that covers SMS, email, whatsapp, Facebook, and more. Their platform powers 1,000,000+ businesses in India and accepts all types of payments. "
target: Showman
Showman is a virtual movie theatre in India. Showman provides people with the ability to watch the latest movies on their own time. Their platform allows users to buy tickets for newly released movies and watch them on their own device from the comfort and safety of their home.
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closed 2/12/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Screambox

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp. announced that it acquired Screambox, a popular enthusiast streaming service targeting the highly lucrative horror genre. Screambox features a broad mix of content for casual and die-hard horror fans alike with films and episodes delivering every type of terror imaginable.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$32.45)
Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies. "
target: Screambox
Screambox is a popular enthusiast streaming service targeting the highly lucrative horror genre. Screambox features a broad mix of content for casual and die-hard horror fans alike with films and episodes delivering every type of terror imaginable.
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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Fandor

synopsis: Cinedigm has acquired Fandor, a streaming home for independent films, and plans to update and expand its offerings with a goal of acquiring millions of subscribers. Fandor presents exceptional, hand-picked films to a community of film lovers and makers connected by meaningful and entertaining cinematic experiences.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$32.45)
Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies. "
target: Fandor
Fandor is a streaming service for independent films founded in 2009. Fandor presents exceptional, hand-picked films to a community of film lovers and makers connected by meaningful and entertaining cinematic experiences.
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announced 10/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire The Film Detective

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor in the United States, has agreed to acquire The Film Detective, a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$32.45)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: The Film Detective
The Film Detective is a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming. Many of the titles shown are public domain and have been restored by The Film Detective.
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closed 6/25/2020 via Bloomberg

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired iFlix Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is buying certain assets of iFlix Ltd., a streaming platform with about 25 million users focused in South and Southeast Asia. Tencent will acquire iFlix’s content, technology and resources, expanding its geographic reach in a key area of growth.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$78,710.17)
Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Their communications and social platforms connect users to each other, as well as to digital content and services such as games, video, music and literature. Their infrastructure services create differentiated offerings. "
target: iFlix Sdn Bhd
iflix is the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets a compelling selection of TV shows, movies, hyper local originals, premium live sports and up-to-the-minute news from around the world, to stream or download. iflix operates in about a dozen South and Southeast Asian countries.
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closed 4/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fandango, acquired VUDU, Inc.

synopsis: Fandango, which is owned by Comcast, has purchased digital movie retailer and streaming service Vudu from Walmart. Vudu is a service that lets users watch the latest movies & TV shows anytime, anywhere - no subscriptions, no contract required. Vudu provides stunning video quality in up to 4K UHD at home.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: Fandango
Fandango is the ultimate digital network for all things movies, serving more than 60 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore, with best-in-class movie information, ticketing to more than 30,000 U.S. screens, trailers and original video, home entertainment and fan merchandise. "
target parent: Walmart
target: VUDU, Inc.
Vudu is a service that lets users watch the latest movies & TV shows anytime, anywhere - no subscriptions, no contract required. Vudu provides stunning video quality in up to 4K UHD at home. Users can rent or own from over 100,000 titles, or watch thousands of movies free with Vudu Movies On Us.
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closed 12/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cohen Media Group, acquired Curzon Cinemas Limited

synopsis: Cohen Media Group, an Academy Award-winning independent theatrical distribution and production company, releasing the world's best in contemporary and classic cinema, has acquired Curzon, a company that owns a chain of cinemas, specializing in art house films, releases films by the world's greatest directors, and owns an on-demand film service.
buyer: Cohen Media Group
Cohen Media Group (CMG) is an Academy Award-winning independent theatrical distribution and production company, releasing the world's best in contemporary and classic cinema. Cohen Media Group also restores classic films under the label, CohenFilm Collection. "
target: Curzon Cinemas Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Curzon owns a chain of cinemas, specializing in art house films. Curzon Artificial Eye releases films by the world's greatest directors. Curzon Home Cinema is an on-demand film service enabling audiences to watch films that are released on the same day as in cinemas.
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announced 12/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Sky Network Television Limited, will acquire Lightbox New Zealand Limited

synopsis: Sky Network Television Limited, the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand, will acquire Lightbox from Spark New Zealand, a New Zealand telecommunications company. Lightbox is a streaming service in New Zealand. Lightbox offers the latest TV shows, movie rentals and kids shows, available to watch on almost any device.
buyer: Sky Network Television Limited (NZSE:SKT:$508.40)
SKY is the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand. SKY’s principal business activity is the distribution of both local and foreign program content to its subscriber base, predominantly through a digital satellite network. "
target parent: Spark New Zealand
target: Lightbox New Zealand Limited
Lightbox is a streaming service in New Zealand. Lightbox allows people to easily rent movies or subscribe to monthly TV plans. They offer the latest award-winning TV shows, blockbuster movie rentals and favourite kids shows, available to watch on almost any device.
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closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, acquired Screen Junkies

synopsis: Fandom, a global entertainment media brand powered by fan passion, has acquired Screen Junkies, a YouTube channel that is a video brand dedicated to movie, TV and pop-culture fans. Screen Junkies, home to popular parody series “Honest Trailers,” has more than 8 million YouTube subscribers across its channels and has generated over 2 billion views.
buyer: FANDOM
FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand, based in California, powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, they provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: Screen Junkies
Screen Junkies is a YouTube channel that is a video brand dedicated to movie, TV and pop-culture fans. The Screen Junkies produce three main shows: The Screen Junkies Show, Honest Trailers, and Movie Fights.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

YuppTV, acquired HeroTalkies

synopsis: YuppTV, an Internet-based TV and on-demand service provider of South Asian content, has acquired HeroTalkies, a subscription based entertainment service that streams Tamil movies to audiences around the world. HeroTalkies procures movies from those who hold overseas rights and releases them on a variety of platforms.
buyer: YuppTV
YuppTV is one of the world's largest internet-based TV and On-demand service provider for South Asian content, offering more than 250+ TV channels, 5,000+ Movies and 100+ TV Shows in 14 languages. YuppTV has 25,000 hours of entertainment content catalogued in its library. "
target: HeroTalkies
HeroTalkies is a subscription based entertainment service that streams the latest Tamil movies to audiences around the world. With high-speed streaming, HD-quality content and a future-ready cloud architecture, HeroTalkies delivers high-quality entertainment across multiple devices.
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closed 3/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rambler&Co., acquired Okko

synopsis: Rambler Group has acquired Okko, one of Russia’s biggest online cinemas. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Okko's online streaming service has a catalog 33,000 films, cartoons and TV series from leading Hollywood and Russian studios.
buyer parent: A&NN Investments
buyer: Rambler&Co.
Rambler&Co is one of the largest groups of companies in media, technology and e-Commerce. The Rambler & Co group of companies includes: "Rambler", "Afisha", Lenta.ru, "Gazeta.ru", "Championship", LiveJournal, Letidor, Motor, Begun, and Price.ru, UCS, among others. "
target: Okko
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Okko is largest Russian online cinema. Okko's online streaming service has a catalog 33,000 films, cartoons and TV series from leading Hollywood and Russian studios.
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Karma Media Holdings, will acquire Quickflix

synopsis: US media entrepreneur Erik Pence has emerged as the new owner of Quickflix. A deed of company arrangement signed will see Karma Media Holdings take control of Quickflix. Karma Media is a special purpose vehicle for Mr. Pence. Quickflix is Australia's leading streaming company offering subscription to a selection of movies and TV shows.
buyer: Karma Media Holdings
Karma Media Holdings is a special purpose vehicle for US entrepreneur Erik Pence. Mr. Pence is the founder of Inception Digital Services, which recently rebranded as Mojo Makers. Mojo Makers has been the industry leader for on-time and error-free digital distribution services for streaming media. "
target: Quickflix (OTCPK:QKFX.F:$14.07)
Quickflix is Australia's leading streaming company offering subscription to a selection of movies and TV shows for just $9.99 per month over a wide range of smartTVs, games consoles, Blu-ray players, desktops, laptops, mobile, tablets and other devices.
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closed 2/23/2016 via BusinessWire

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., acquired DramaFever

synopsis: Warner Bros., a Time Warner Company, has signed an agreement to acquire DramaFever, a U.S.-based company that operates subscription and on-demand video services, including its flagship DramaFever channel, which offers hundreds of Korean television and film dramas.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses. "
target parent: Softbank Corporation
target: DramaFever
DramaFever is a U.S.-based company that operates subscription and on-demand video services, including its flagship DramaFever channel, which offers hundreds of Korean television and film dramas, as well as programming from other countries, to subscribers in the U.S. and around the world.
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Fandango, acquired M-GO

synopsis: NBCUniversal-owned online ticketing service Fandango has acquired the movie streaming service M-GO from its joint owners Dreamworks Animation and Technicolor.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and a unit of NBCUniversal, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide. Fandango provides consumers with reviews, celebrity interviews and trailers, and lets customers buy movie tickets in advance. "
target parent: Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc
target: M-GO
M-Go is a movie streaming service. Dreamworks Animation and Technicolor launched M-Go as a joint venture in 2013.
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Softbank Corporation, will acquire DramaFever

synopsis: SoftBank Group announced a definitive agreement to acquire DramaFever. Founded in 2009, DramaFever has grown to become the largest online video destination for premium international television shows and movies, with content from over 70 major broadcasters and studios throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.
buyer: Softbank Corporation (TSE:9984:$58,275.24)
The SoftBank Group comprises SoftBank Corp. and its subsidiaries and associates that offer a range of mobile communications, fixed-line communications and Internet services around the world. Maximizing synergies across its Group companies, SoftBank aspires to realize lifestyle innovation through IT."
target: DramaFever
DramaFever is a online destination for international television shows and movies. Their mission is to be a destination for new cultural experiences through entertainment by curating premium series and films from 70 major broadcasters and studios throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.
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closed 12/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Telly, acquired Sha-Sha Entertainment

synopsis: Telly announced that it has acquired Sha-Sha Entertainment in a bid to bring Hollywood and Arabic movies and TV shows to 22 countries in the Arab world. The social-media-savvy Arab world is poised to take advantage of Telly's unique recommendation technology.
buyer: Telly
Telly is a leading social video network where you can discover and watch all of the video content your friends are enjoying across the web, as well as today's most popular titles. "
target: Sha-Sha Entertainment
Sha-Sha Entertainment is a subscription video on demand service enabling viewers in the Middle East to stream their favorite movies and TV shows from Hollywood and the Arab world.
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announced 9/2/2013 via PR Newswire

Rakuten Inc., will acquire Viki Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc., one of the world's largest internet services companies, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire global video streaming platform Viki. The acquisition represents a significant step forward for Rakuten as it continues to add to its digital content offerings and launch its internet services ecosystem into new markets.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal & media, online marketing and professional sports. "
target: Viki Inc.
ViKi Inc. provides a video site where TV shows, movies, and other content are translated into various languages by a community of fans. It enables community members to subtitle their favorite shows into their preferred languages under a Creative Commons license using Viki’s integrated platform.
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closed 6/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Telepool Gmbh, acquired Videobuster.de

synopsis: German rights group Telepool has bought Netleih, the home entertainment group that controls video on demand service videobuster.de.
buyer: Telepool Gmbh
The Telepool GmbH is a diversified media company with its core business in acquisition and distribution of programs in the fields of cinema, video, TV, VOD and ancillary rights, merchandising, licensing of cutting rights, marketing of radio productions, and services for third parties. "
target: Videobuster.de
Videobuster.de provides video on demand online services. It is based in Seesen, Germany.
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closed 3/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo Japan Corporation, acquired Dreampass

synopsis: Japanese startup Bluem, which operates the on-demand cinema service Dreampass, announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo Japan for an undisclosed sum. Dreampass will be working with Yahoo Eiga (or “Yahoo Movies”) and video streaming service Gyao, which is also run by Yahoo Japan.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory. "
target: Dreampass
Bluem operates the on-demand cinema service Dreampass. They announce a provisional date for a movie, based on requests from users, and if enough people sign up to come and watch it at the designated time, they go ahead with the screening.
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